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Although people entered the digital world years ago, a great number of human historical records did not make the transition. As a result, a vast amount of newspapers, scientific journals, court records, corporate documents, literature, film and other material, accumulated over hundreds of years, needed to be modified for computer databases.  And once there, it had to be positioned alongside newer, digital material in a way that would allow people to quickly find the information they...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'